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I have recently read all the forum notes on getting rid of this problem.
However my problem is that my screen flashes between my active desktop and the Blue screen security warning. Therefore I am unable to run any of the remedies that have been suggested.
If I boot into Safe Mode, none of my programs work. When I hover the cursor over the start button all I get is an hourglass.
I can reformat and start again, but I need to save one folder before doing so.
Any ideas ;) :tazz:
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Welcome to Geeks to Go!. Sorry about the delay in getting to your post, we have been very busy.

Do you still require help or are your problems resolved?

Please let me know and if you still require assistance

we'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool [ HiJackThis ], read the short tutorial [ HERE ]

Then post the results of the scan here.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! I will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

Regards,

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Hi,
The only way I could resolve this was to chnge the harddrive to a slave, run another harddrive with XP as the master, save the folders I wanted, the reformat the slave drive. :tazz:
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Okay, so did you mean that this issue is already resolved? Is there anything need to be fixed?
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Sorry for the confusion. Yes I have resolved the issue in the manner in which I mentioned.
Maybe there is another way for future reference??
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THESE ARE SOME COOL TIPS!


WinXP Reset & All-Clean1

We have a couple of last steps to perform and then you're all set.

First, let's reset your hidden/system files and folders. System files are hidden for a reason and we don't want to have them openly available and susceptible to accidental deletion.* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading UNSELECT Show hidden files and folders.
* CHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.
Next, let's clean your restore points and set a new one:

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs from changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected)1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Restart your computer.

3. Turn ON System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
[/list]System Restore will now be active again.

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
  • SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
  • IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.
You should also have a good firewall. Here are 3 free ones available for personal use:and a good antivirus (these are also free for personal use):It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visitmonthly. And to keep your system clean run these free malware scannersweekly, and be aware of what emails you open and websites you visit.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klein: So how did I get infected in the first place?
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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